Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Sam Guffey - November 6, 2019

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) newest technologies and recent developments will be presented by HPE Storage Architect Sam Guffey, and the HPE Channel Technical Architect for the Ohio Valley Eric Powers.

The following topics/programs/technologies will be presented and discussed:

1. HPE InfoSight;

2. HPE Storage portfolio (high level of the whole thing including some deep dives into Primera, Nimble and the new dHCI);

3. HPE Timeless program.

Speakers' BIOs:

a. Sam Guffey

Sam has worked in Information Technology for 22 years. In January 2018 Sam joined Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) as Storage Architect, covering Cincinnati, OH and Dayton, OH markets, including the entire and very extensive HPE Storage Portofolio.

Prior to HPE Sam spent 12 years at Dental Care Plus Group as Infrastructure Manager/Application Development Manager/DBA and 8 years with A&P Technology as Information Systems Mananger

Sam is a great speaker with wealth of knowledge, and great sense of humor to make his presentations and demonstrations even more magnetically attractive.

b. Eric Powers

Is the HPE Channel Technical Architect for the Ohio Valley regional partner reseller community.

He covers the entire HPE portfolio from the industry’s most secure servers to the intelligent storage portfolio.

Eric has been with HPE since 2016. Before that, he worked for the Walt Disney Company in Orlando, Florida. Eric resides with his wife and two dogs in Columbus, OH, but will come to us to participate in presentations/demonstrations.

Recruiter/Career Night - October 2, 2019

Come join us for our annual IT Recruiter/Career Night. Come learn everything you need to know about landing that perfect IT job. Get the edge you need, and learn how to network so your resume packet is not dropped. Learn the language of the interview to help you get that A+ performance. In no time, you will be sipping on some Java and eating some Pi with that perfect job. We will have two great presentations this month by Monica Nieman and Tom Falter.

Monica Nieman is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a BA in Information Systems. She worked as an IT professional for about 9 years prior to shifting her career focus into IT Staffing. For the past 13 years she has been a Consultant Care Manager, a recruiter or, as in her current role, selling IT Staffing solutions to customers in Cincinnati and across the country as Consulting Services Account Manager with CBTS. She has unique insight into hiring trends working closely with IT leadership at all levels with perspective of having been an IT professional.

Monica will do a presentation called Software is a Disruption. Cloud Computing and DevOps is changing the way people deploy code. Infrastructure and software are converging at a rapid pace, and developers are pushing changes on both the infrastructure and application side. How to update and market your skills in this ever evolving industry.

Tom Falter has a strong background in the Information Security area with over 20 years of information security sales with success in sales of hardware, software and professional services. In addition to his day job, Tom continues to operate his consulting firm, Thinks, Inc., which uses lean manufacturing principles to enable SMB's to analyze issues in sales, sales operations and enablement to find solutions that streamline processes and maximize sales performer contributions more quickly. He also teaches at Northern Kentucky University for the College of Informatics, Business Information Systems

Tom will do a presentation called The Future of Work. The trends are in and work as it was defined for generations has changed significantly. The Gig Economy is upon us. Find out how this affects you, affects your job, and changes the dynamic of what we do now and in the future with our “work”.

Best part: if you are looking for a job, we will waive the $5 meeting fee. **Note CINPA is not responsible for actual job placement Results may vary. Please find another recruiter if problem persists.**

Vero Security Group - Leonard Watson - September 4, 2019

The Vero Security Group President and CEO Mr. Leonard Watson's presentation will be primarily focused on system integration in the corporate security areas of Access Control/ credentialing, high definition and IP security surveillance systems as well as corporate fire systems and intrusion technology.

Vero Security Group is a full spectrum commercial security system provider and designer, specializing in the areas of Access Control/ credentialing, high definition surveillance systems, Fire and Life Safety Systems as well as commercial intrusion systems.

The presentation will also demonstrate how your professional security provider will require a close working relationship with the I.T. professionals in all sizes of organizations as the sophistication of each of these four disciplines has migrated from the traditional models to currently a significantly technical and integrated process.

Mr. Watson has had a long illustrious career in technology beginning with the 3M Company in the 1970s as well as with NCR Corporation. Having spent over 15 years around the Chicago metropolitan area in advanced technology Mr. Watson then moved to Silicon Valley where he worked as a consultant for Stanford University and Sun Microsystems.

Mr Watson exposure to large security efforts we realized with his employment with ADT Corporation here in Cincinnati where he went on to found Bureau Security System in 2005. Fuel security has has won the Pulse of the City Awards in 2017 and 2018. These awards given to the top providers of service and installation and the construction Arena.

Mr. Watson has sat on numerous nonprofit corporate Boards of Directors around the Greater Cincinnati area.

AWS - Jason Hoog - August 7th, 2019

Come join us for help reaching your business goals with AWS. We will learn how to move quickly and securely using the Amazon Web Services ecosystem.

Jason Hoog is an AWS Solution Architect with over 20 years of technology solution experience. As a Solution Architect at Amazon Web Services, Jason assists institutions to understand, justify, and implement AWS technologies to help achieve business transformation. Jason helps those organizations to start focusing on business goals and less on technology infrastructure. His goal is to educate customers on how they can use modern architectures to move with more agility and less fear by adopting AWS services that allow business to focus less on undifferentiated heavy lifting and more on value added solutions.

Change of P(l)ace - July 10, 2019 - Dinner Social

This is v8 of the Summer CINPA Social where we change the P(l)ace. No tech presentation this night - instead we will meet on the second floor of Molly Malone's in Covington. Please feel free to bring a guest - techie or non-techie. In the past some have brought a friend, significant other or spouse and some children. This is an opportunity to show people you know what kind of folks you hang out with when you attend CINPA

Molly Malone's has a pool table and dart boards on the second floor that we will have access to.

7pm until whatever Molly Malones' 112 E 4th St Covington, KY 41011 (859) 491-6659

CINPA will be treating to hors d'oeuvres. Dinner and drinks are on you.

See you there.

LogRhythm Cybersecurity Threat Lifecycle Management and LogWars Capture the Flag Event - June 5, 2019

There will be a live presentation of LogRhythm’s Threat Lifecycle Management (TLM) workflow. This serves as the foundation for the AI-enabled Security Operations Center (SOC), helping customers measurably secure their cloud, physical and virtual infrastructures for both IT and OT environments. Built for security professionals by security professionals, the LogRhythm platform has won many accolades, including being positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s SIEM Magic Quadrant. Even if you have no SOC or SIEM, the information presented can be relevant to your business and career.

The LogWars interactive Capture The Flag experience teams you up with other LogRhythm users in the room to teach and test your knowledge of cybersecurity event detection, forensics and management. A live in-room scoreboard tracks which team is in the lead and wins!

Presenter Mike Johnson Bio:

As Business Partner Manager, Mike is responsible for partner enablement to drive business within territory. 

Mike has a 19-year track record of successful management of go-to-market strategies, customer solution design, implementation and pre/post sales support in networking and security in the IT reseller, cloud, managed services, healthcare and manufacturing industries.

LogRhythm is a world leader in NextGen SIEM, empowering organizations on six continents to successfully reduce risk by rapidly detecting, responding to and neutralizing damaging cyberthreats. The LogRhythm platform combines user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA), network traffic and behavior analytics (NTBA) and security automation & orchestration (SAO) in a single end-to-end solution.

Making Sense of the Internet of Things - IoT Diagnostics - May 1, 2019

Discover how multiple Fortune 250 companies are benefitting from industrial IoT deployments with a key focus on increased production, energy savings, and reduced downtime. Unlock the strategy to critical sensing aggregation and integration into baseline operations, while overcoming early hurdles in connectivity and data management. See real-time data and KPIs and how that influences Decision Data for these key manufacturers, and uncover simple concepts in determining effective thing-data strategies to prepare for the 2020’s.  

With decades of supporting industrial manufacturers, IoT Diagnostics took the “expect the unexpected” of unplanned downtime as our personal challenge. Our predictive solutions keep watch on critical applications and increase production efficiency. At IoT Diagnostics, we’re “eliminating the unexpected” for our customers by putting them in control of their operations with simple IIoT device integration.

Jeremy Drury is "Connecting Prediction to Production" with the Industrial Internet of Things. With his ability to connect vision and strategy to field-level operations, he has deployed successful, connected fluid-power and industrial IoT solutions into the global marketplace. He's a featured speaker and content provider for numerous industrial and sensor conferences and organizations, including the National Fluid Power Association, Sensors Expo, TechSolve, Automate, and the Noria Corporation.  

Software-driven Cloud Networking - Arista Networks - April 3, 2019

About Arista: Arista Networks was founded to pioneer and deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center storage and computing environments. Arista's award-winning platforms, ranging in Ethernet speeds from 10 to 400 gigabits per second, redefine scalability, agility and resilience. Arista has shipped more than 20 million cloud networking ports worldwide with CloudVision and EOS, an advanced network operating system. Committed to open standards, Arista is a founding member of the 25/50GbE consortium. At the core of Arista's platform is the Extensible Operating System (EOS™), a ground-breaking network operating system with single-image consistency across hardware platforms, and modern core architecture enabling in-service upgrades and application extensibility.

About the Arista Team: Kevin Sullivan is currently an Account Manager at Arista Network supporting the Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton market. Prior to joining Arista Kevin spent five years at HPE supporting mid-market, commercial and enterprise customers. Kevin also has experience across multiple verticals consisting of retail, manufacturing, healthcare, financial and SLED. With Arista Kevin helps customers design modern next generation networks.

Bob Fenner is currently the Regional Sales Manager at Arista Networks covering the Ohio Valley region. Bob's background is primarily in data center infrastructure previously working at Data Domain, EMC, NetApp, along with various software and hardware startup companies. He currently works with some of Arista's largest customers in the Healthcare, Insurance, Managed Services, SaaS, and Retail verticals in Ohio and Kentucky helping them building next generation software-defined networks.

Mark Katterheinrich has spent over 25 years in the IT industry with experience in Enterprise, Healthcare, and Government verticals. Prior to joining Arista, Mark spent 5 years at Presidio as a systems engineer completing data center installs. He is well versed in networking, storage, and compute. Mark specializes in Arista data center deployments including CloudVision. Mark is also ACE-A certified.

Brandon Greer is a CCNP and ACE-A certified Advanced Systems Engineer with Arista that works with some of our biggest enterprise customers. In his time before Arista, he worked in the enterprise space for healthcare and manufacturing.


- Arista Networks Overview and Networkiing Industry Updates

- Product Demo: Extensible Operating System (EOS™) and CloudVision

- Q&A

InfoTrust - March 6, 2019

Presentation Description: Exploring the best practices on the means and methods of tracking your website using Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics.

Presenter's BIO: Tyler Blatt is an Lead Analytics Engineers at InfoTrust, a highly successful and expanding Cincinnati-based digital analytics consulting and technology company that helps businesses analyze and improve their marketing efforts. Tyler architected analytics and data measurement systems for some of the largest global enterprises that include many Fortune 500 companies and Forbes most valuable brands in the world. Prior to analytics, Tyler focused on MVC development - primarily in Ruby on Rails. He enjoys building, testing, and polishing a product into brilliant software. Tyler holds a BS in computer science from Northern Kentucky University.

N.B. - NEW Meeting Location - Rookwood NOT Evendale

TEKsystems is providing our meeting room at Second Floor of 3825 Edwards Road - Rookwood Exchange. Parking available in open lot and parking garage. Easiest access is from Parking Lot 2nd Floor.
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Infrastructure as a Service - January 2, 2019

Zimcom combines the agility and efficiency of a public cloud, with the enhanced security, control, rich feature set and professional support and performance required by enterprise customers.

• Hyperconverged server and storage resources with high availability computing clusters and tiered storage.
• Custom engineered cost efficient scalable IT solutions.
• Scale up and scale down resources on demand while avoiding capital expenditures.

Asa Hensley, Business Development Manager at Zimcom will be telling us all about their IaaS.

Hackers' Night - December 5, 2018


CiNPA Hacker's Night 19 & CINPA 2019 Officers Election

REGISTRATION at Meetup.com if you want to be registered for our holiday dinner treat!

Cincinnati State - Clifton Campus

Advanced Technology and Learning Center (ATLC) 3520 Central Pkwy · Cincinnati, oh

How to find us

Park in the Central Parkway Garage. The meeting is in the Auditorium. Parking will be validated at the meeting.

December is our annual "Hacker's Night" meeting for CiNPA. Hacker's Night is organized by members of our own Security Special Interest Group (a.k.a. the CiNPA Security SIG). This year we will kick the meeting off with a presentation on "Why Script Kiddies Succeed" by Matt Scheurer. Matt will be followed by Deral Heiland, who is our feature speaker for the evening. Deral's topic is TBA...

Speaker Bios:

Matt Scheurer (https://twitter.com/c3rkah) serves as Chair of the Cincinnati Networking Professionals Association Security Special Interest Group (CiNPA Security SIG) and works as a Systems Security Engineer in the Financial Services industry. He holds a CompTIA Security+ Certification and possesses multiple Microsoft Certifications including MCP, MCPS, MCTS, MCSA, and MCITP. He has presented on numerous Information Security topics as a featured speaker at many local area technology groups and large Information Security conferences all over the Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky Tri-State. Matt maintains active memberships in a number of professional organizations including the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Cincinnati Networking Professionals Association (CiNPA), Financial Services - Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), and Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).

Deral Heiland CISSP (https://twitter.com/percent_x), serves as a Research Lead (IoT) for Rapid7. Deral has over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology field, and over the last 10+ years Deral’s career has focused on security research, security assessments, penetration testing, and consulting for corporations and government agencies. Deral also has conducted security research on numerous technical subjects, releasing white papers, security advisories, and has presented the information at numerous national and international security conferences including Blackhat, Defcon, Shmoocon, DerbyCon, RSAC, Hack In Paris.

Stay tuned, you won't want to miss this event!

Cost (Includes food and beverages):
CiNPA Members: Free, Guests: $5.00
-First time attendees may also join CiNPA at the door ($35 annual membership)

Surface for Business Devices - John Radenheimer - November 7, 2018

John Radenheimer, Microsoft Business Sales Specialist, has spent the last 6 1/2 years with Microsoft and the inception of the Surface Products. Starting with the Surface RT to current Surface Pro 6. The Microsoft mission is to empower everyone to do more, John take this a step further to build the relationships to make sure you have what you need to be successful. John resides in Kentucky and currently covers the greater Cincinnati area.

Boost your workplace transformation with the new Surface for Business devices. Whether you want a 2-in-1, a laptop, or a desktop—Surface will inspire your employees, bring you the best of Microsoft, and give the competitive edge you need to be ready for tomorrow. Roll up your sleeves and be empowered to do more with Surface.

Can’t wait to see you at Cincinnati State Technical & Community College at 10100 Reading Road in Evendale on 11/7 at 7:00 p.m.

GDPR - Mike Carr - August 1, 2018

GDPR – What do US-based IT Professionals Need to Know?

The European Union’s most-recent privacy regulation, GDPR, requires EU companies to safeguard and keep confidential EU citizen personal data (among many requirements) but it also requires a bit out of non-EU companies—companies that may just happen to collect, process, transmit or store the personal data of an EU citizen.  This brief overview of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is geared toward the latter and will be focused on discussing “What exactly do US-based IT professionals need to know about this European law and how will it affect our future?”


Mike is the Director, Enterprise Information Security & Compliance for Hillenbrand, Inc.  He earned his Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, his M.B.A. from the University of Cincinnati and his M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Dayton. Mike is a certified information systems security professional (CISSP), a certified information privacy professional (CIPP), a certified member of Infragard, a licensed attorney in Ohio and Kentucky, an information assurance consultant and a frequent lecturer and adjunct faculty in the areas of IT security, privacy, information technology, IT ethics, organizational development, intellectual property law, and business law. Mike is also a KCBS Master Certified BBQ Judge.



Change of P(l)ace - July 11, 2018 - Dinner Social

This is v7 of the Summer CINPA Social where we change the P(l)ace. No tech presentation this night - instead we will meet on the second floor of Molly Malone's in Covington. Please feel free to bring a guest - techie or non-techie. In the past some have brought a friend, significant other or spouse and some children. This is an opportunity to show people you know what kind of folks you hang out with when you attend CINPA

Molly Malone's has a pool table and dart boards on the second floor that we will have access to.

7pm until whatever Molly Malones' 112 E 4th St Covington, KY 41011 (859) 491-6659

CINPA will be treating to hors d'oeuvres. Dinner and drinks are on you.

See you there.

Why we went to the Cloud - Douglas Johnson - June 6, 2018

This presentation is from one of our own - Douglas Johnson.

We had issues we could not fix with our current environment so went with a cloud solution.  We used the cloud to resolve a specific issue instead of moving everything to the cloud.  Now when we create a new environment, we consider going to the cloud as one of the options.

Douglas Johnson - Quality Assurance Test lead for University of Cincinnati IT organization.  UCIT is not the only IT organization at UC but the largest.  UCIT has application development group, Infosec, Operations, Networking, E learning and Electronic classrooms.

Telecommunications - Ryan McDonald - May 2, 2018

Come learn about the landscape of telecommunications in the Cincinnati area, general offerings from CenturyLink, and CenturyLink’s referral program where individuals can earn up to $5,500 for referring a small business to the local team.

Ryan McDonald helps small and medium businesses solve business problems through technology. He is the Cincinnati area Account Executive for CenturyLink, a provider of telecommunications, cloud computing, IT staffing, and cybersecurity services.

Cryptocurrencies - Troy Davis - April 4, 2018

To Boldly Go Where No Blockchain Has Gone Before: Cryptocurrencies, the Economics of Star Trek and the Future of Money

Join a conversation with Cincinnati software developer and entrepreneur Troy Davis of Lampros Labs as we delve into how sci-fi has predicted Bitcoin and its brethren, and how a future without our current form of money might actually work. No technology background required, this presentation is rated E for Everyone!